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    Have you got root on the NAS... could it be hacked to support linux's ntfs drivers?
    Sure you can;t send the damn things back? I would give it a try.

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    Cool

    How about use robocopy/server 08 backup to do the backup to a share, USB or local disk, and then script it so that it moves the file to the NAS over CIFS/SMB?

    Or do a robocopy /mir to the CIFS drive and then do a directory rename to change it to a dated backup or something like that.

    Or invest in BackupExec.

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    Can you tell it not to backup permissions? This is the key thing you would lose with a non-NTFS volume and maybe it would work if you turn that off.

    Alternatively, as @j17sparky says, use robocopy - nice and easy to understand and it works :-)

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    try the demo version of macrium it backs up easily (ass long as you have vss working 100% and ive got a script to fix that) and to but its cheap (iirc about 40) it just works and im using it to back up to various and sundry nas boxes no problems

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    Ah another idea

    Are you familiar with truecrypt? You could create a truecrypt container file on the server and format the file as NTFS. Then map the file on the server using Truecypt.

    Anyone who knows what i mean can you explain better please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Ah another idea

    Are you familiar with truecrypt? You could create a truecrypt container file on the server and format the file as NTFS. Then map the file on the server using Truecypt.

    Anyone who knows what i mean can you explain better please?
    That's a fair plan. Wonder if there's something else that'd allow access to a hard-file... run vmware etc with the "disk" on there... hmm.

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    wild shot and completely untested... what about trying to map the NAS as a link within a DFS root that is ntfs?

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
    I did have a big panic on there but I have found a work around that won't cause me sleepless nights.
    Our backup software backupassist has an add on that I already had but didn't know I had!
    It emulates the old NTBACKUP way of doing backups file by file, folder by folder.
    I'm going to run a system backup to my old TeraStation NAS boxes and backup the rest of the data onto the BlackArmor NAS boxes with the add on I didn't know about.

    If I had a chance to start again I'd just buy Buffalo terastations.

    Live and Learn.

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